Mount Sion GAA Club Notes
Healthy Club ProjectCurrently Mount Sion GAA & Camogie Clubs are taking part in Phase 4 of the GAA Healthy Club Project.
The Healthy Club project aims to help GAA clubs explore how they support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve. GAA clubs already contribute to the health and wellbeing of their members by providing opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional, and psychological health.
The project aims to help GAA clubs identify what they are already doing well, identify areas where they can or would like to improve, and empower them to ensure that everyone who engages with their club benefits from the experience in a health-enhancing way, be they players, officers, coaches, parents, supporters, or members of their local community.
The healthy club model, which is based on best national and international practice, also aims to embed a healthy philosophy in a club while integrating health into the day-to-day club activities in a sustainable way. It also aims to place the local GAA club at the heart of the community, making it a beacon for health in the locale.
Activities and events that we have participated in to date are;
- Operation Transformation- weekly 5k walks throughout January and February this year, we raised €1000 for Assisi House, Airmount.
- Circuit Training for All- weekly classes carried out in Club Hall by qualified trainers.
- 6-week Yoga in April/May 2019.
- HSE Safe TALK program- a 3-hour certified course on suicide alertness training carried out by the HSE (December 2019).
- Irish Heart Foundation- FREE 1-hour certified Training attended by club members and members of the community. (June 2019)
- Irish Life ‘Step Challenge’- over 80 participated in this challenge throughout the month of June 2020.
- Assisted in the Mount Sion GAA & Camoige Club ‘Ball2Wall’ Challenge in the Summer of 2020. This challenge raised over €6000 for Waterford Marine & Search Rescue.
- Waterford Food Bank Hamper Appeal- collaborating with Gaultir GAA club to create food hampers and donate them to the Waterford Food Bank.
If anyone should have any enquiries or wish to become involved in this Healthy Club Project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Healthy Club Officer
Christmas Food CollectionAs part of the joint initiative from the Health Clubs project Mount Sion and Gaultier are designated as collection points for non perishable items which will be brought out to the Waterford Foodbank for distribution at Christmas, anyone can donate not just club members, please see poster for which foods can be donated, the collection days will be Saturday 28th November 12 -3pm & Saturday 5th December with maybe a midweek date in between, please spread the word to help this worthy cause.
Training TimesOur academy on Saturday mornings continues for our younger players, times are as follows
4-6 year olds…..10am
7 & 8s ……..11.15
All guidelines are being strictly adhered to.
Bloody Sunday Commemeration
To mark 100 years since the Bloody Sunday massacre in Croke Park a single candle was lit in the clubhouse and the floodlights were turned on to remember the 14 innocent victims of the Black and Tans who went to a Football match and never came home, it reminds us of how the GAA is much more than just an organisation but a deep part of who we are as Irish people who came out of that tragedy stronger and more resilient.
Training for the older girls continues Mondays 6-7 in the Astroturf. Please bring all own water bottles and don’t forget to complete the health questionnaire before coming up. The U15 group will train on Tuesday 6-7pm
Kate will be collecting any outstanding money for the club sets (€10) before training starts on Monday also.
Last Man StandingNo Last Man Standing returned this week with Aston Villa responsible for a number of players dropping out, we might have a winner soon ! Don’t forget to get your teams into Kenny before Friday.
Deise DrawTickets still available for the remaining draws of 2020, please contact Kenny Stafford or any member of the executive.
We would ask as many members as possible to join the Development Donation scheme, at this current time our only revenue is the scheme and membership. Anyone wishing to pay membership or join the Donation Scheme please contact any committee member.